Review-THE NEW 52: FUTURES END #35


The amalgamation of science and magic become present in this weeks issue of Futures End. With Frankenstein in rough shape, Amethyst and Ray Palmer must make some tough decisions. The  new firestorm continues her battle with the Dr. Polaris, and Fifty Sue/ Sequel get a lot more then they bargained for. All this and more can be found within the pages of this weeks Futures End.

The PositivesThe New 52 - Futures End 035-019

As I mentioned above, this issue delivers an interesting mixture of both magic and science. As Ray Palmer and Amethyst discuss Frankenstein’s condition, many interesting dilemmas arise. This kind of pseudo-science is prevalent in comics, and when done right it can really elevate the issue by causing the reader to think. This issue especially does this well as it forces readers to think about how to abstract forces would interact with one another.

The highlight of the issue is definitely when Fifty Sue gets a good stern talking to by Lana Lang. Whether you love or hate the character this moment is bound to resonate with you . While readers have often been divided about the character, Fifty Sue finally showing her human side is a huge turning point for her that any reader can relate too.

The Negatives The New 52 - Futures End 035-001

Overall there was very little to complain about in this issue. There was plenty of action, character development, and many moments that required readers to think deeply. The only complaint that i would have is that it has become slightly repetitive how Jason has to keep telling Madison the same things to do over and over again. Aside from that this has been another solid issue.

The Verdict

This issue once again had everything you would want in a comic. Highlights of the issue were definitely the diagnosis of Frankenstein’s condition, and the intervention of Fifty Sue/ Sequel. While Jason and Madison’s interactions seemed repetitive, it wasn’t a big enough distraction too take away too much from the issue.



Gregg Hamm

Gregg Hamm

Age: 22 Favorite DC Character: Too hard to decide Favorite Comic/Story Arc: Batman: Hush Hobbies: Comics and fitness. Love playing sports as much as I can. Job/Study: Studying Nanotechnology engineering at the University of Waterloo My Inspiration: I"m inspired by many things. Whether if its from a character in a comic or a person i interact with, courage and kindness will always be inspiring.